Delegate Counting Chart

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The Obama campaign sent me this very useful delegate distribution chart.
– Steve Clemons

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11 comments on “Delegate Counting Chart

  1. Spunkmeyer says:

    Doug, thanks. Some simple math shows you’re absolutely right. I
    was looking at this chart:
    http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-
    candidates/delegates/d/
    Which makes it look as thought the state delegates and
    superdelegates were being tracked separately throughout their
    whole chart.

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  2. Rorgg says:

    This differs from the Green Papers estimate that DemConWatch uses by Obama having 4 more (and Clinton 4 less).
    I’m feeling too lazy to find the discrepancy, but it’d be interesting to see.

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  3. Doug says:

    Spunkmeyer, you’re quoted delegate count includes superdelegates which is why there is the discrepancy. The table above only counts pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses.

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  4. Steve Clemons says:

    Kathy — thanks for your enthusiasm. LOL…while I try to stand down to earth, I don’t have doubts about the blog or its place in the DC arena. It’s read. I didn’t mean to imply anything about the note about Obama’s campaign sending this other than wanting to acknowledge the source.
    Spunk — I didn’t know about the discrepancies out there and will leave it to the blogosphere for the time being to sort out if anything is afoot.
    I trust the general run down of distributions and delegates from both campaigns — and I liked the neatness of the chart and just wanted to share it for those who might find it useful in understanding what has happened thus far in the primary and caucus process.
    best,
    Steve Clemons

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  5. Spunkmeyer says:

    Steve, does this chart say anything that surprises you? What
    conclusions should or can be made?
    I notice that the numbers are not the same as some web sites, like
    Washington Post and CNN, have listed. For example, TWP has the
    delegate count as 1592-1723, a 131 margin.
    Who to believe?

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  6. Kathy K says:

    ALRIGHT! Steve! With the Obama camp sending you its delegate count sheet — if you had the SLIGHTEST doubt that you are now a significant figure in Washington, Please Erase it!!
    (You’re down-to-earth, IMO, and clear-eyed, so I don’t think you had a lot of doubt.)
    None of your fanatical blog fans did.
    Thanks for posting. I will send it to half the western hemisphere.

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  7. Steve Clemons says:

    dear bill and annette davis –
    thanks much for reading TWN and for posting your comment in support of your candidate. glad you are here.
    Steve Clemons

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  8. bill and annette davis says:

    we are 2 senior citizens who will certainly vote for barack obama

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